Three Devereux tax barristers ranked in the new Chambers HNW 2016

Three of Devereux's tax barristers are recognised among 'the world’s leading high net worth advisers', as described by the newly released Chambers HNW 2016.

This is the first directory for the private wealth market published by Chambers and Partners and covers private wealth management work and related specialisms in more than 30 jurisdictions around the world. It is based on in-depth research and features detailed editorial about leading lawyers and law firms for wealthy individuals and families.

This is what they say:

Aparna Nathan is a revenue law specialist. She balances excellent litigation work with a well-respected advisory practice. 'I was very impressed with her' says a source, while another interviewee commends her as 'technically excellent, especially on inheritance tax'. Her practice involves advising on offshore trusts, residency and domicile matters. Sources regard her as 'very easy to work with' adding: 'She goes the extra mile'. Nathan acts for numerous HNW individuals and families but has a specific expertise advising entrepreneurs on tax planning structures. An interviewee comments: 'Aparna gives concise, clear, pragmatic and commercial advice with a clear understanding of the client’s objectives'.

Marika Lemos 'is an extraordinarily good lawyer, who is exceptionally thorough and leaves no stone unturned. She has phenomenal innate judgement and never bends answers to suit what you would like to hear. She offers fantastic analysis and has an eye for detail' comments a market source. With a practice that covers all of private client tax work, Lemos has developed a considerable reputation in the field. Her work spans across the UK and internationally, in which she acts for individuals, corporates, trustees and governments. An interviewee praises her 'calm and relaxed' approach which has made her 'very popular with clients'. She is also praised as 'very bright and a very good linguist' and commended for her 'extremely good' and 'very well-prepared' appearances in courts.

Barrie Akin is described by an interviewee as 'pleasant to deal with, thorough, timely and thoughtful'. With previous experience at a leading accountancy firm, Akin provides expert tax advice to his HNW clients. 'He is a very strong and thorough counsel who has a forensic level of detail - which is important to us. His written and verbal advice is always clear, well reasoned and precise. He's nothing less than excellent every time' comments a source. Much of his practice focuses on advising clients on tax disputes with HMRC and non-domiciles on residency issues. He is also able to assist on trust structures and the sheltering of capital gains. He is praised for his 'short, punchy, very well thought-through advice' and described as 'extremely commercial and user-friendly'.

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